Legal Assistance of Windsor is a downtown community poverty law clinic offering law and social work services to low income residents of Windsor and Essex County.
The selected students will have the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary model with lawyers and social workers in the areas of:
Social Benefits Law – Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program
Refugee and Immigration Law
Applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
We are now accepting applications for placements for credit at Legal Assistance of Windsor (LAW) for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year.
Legal Assistance of Windsor is seeking law students to participate in the Clinic Academic Credit Program, on a full-time basis (8-11 credits), for the upcoming fall term (2018). Each credit equals 3 hours of work at the clinic. For example, 8 credits = 24 hours of work at the clinic per week. Students must also enroll in the Clinic Seminar course (3 credits) in the fall semester.
The Clinic Academic Credit Program at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law allows students the opportunity to provide, under supervision, legal services to low-income clients at LAW.
The deadline for applications is Monday, August 27th at 5pm.
Please contact Professor Rogin with any questions regarding the application or the program at email@example.com
Summer Employment Opportunities
Each year, Legal Assistance of Windsor hires approximately 11 Law students to work at the Clinic during the summer. Students hired for a summer are required to enroll in the Clinic Seminar course in an academic term and return for an academic term as a full time student or return for two academic terms as a part time student in addition to enrolling in the Clinical Seminar course.
Under the supervision of Staff Lawyers, Law students conduct file work from the initial intake to the resolution of the matter. This includes correspondence and negotiation with opposing parties, explaining and drafting applications with clients, analysis of medical documentation, preparation of legal arguments and representation before the Social Benefits Tribunal, the Landlord and Tenant Board, and Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Students also have the opportunity to be involved in systemic advocacy through community outreach and law reform initiatives in the areas of social assistance reform, income security, human trafficking, and landlord/tenant.
Students cannot register themselves in the Clinic Seminar Course. LAW will inform candidates of their selection and register them accordingly.